Makale özeti ve diğer detaylar.
In November 2009 the European Court of Human Rights made a ruling which has ordered the removal of crucifixes in Italian schools on the basis that they constitute "a violation of pupils' religious freedom". Almost at the same time the citizens of Switzerland decided in the referendum vote that they want to ban the building of minarets. In other countries of the European Union such as France, Belgium or the Netherlands the issue of displaying the religious symbols has become again an important political and social problem in the context of the planned full-face veil ban. Central European countries like Poland, Czech Republic or Slovakia have been facing the unsolved issues of restitution of Church property despite the fact that over two decades have passed since the collapse of communism.